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Estivill-Castro, V. ; Nat. Lab. for Adv. Comput. Studies, Veracruz, Mexico

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) brings Canada, Mexico and the USA closer as commercial partners and raises many questions because of the disparity in the size and strength of their economies. In the long run, the low labor costs said to give Mexico a competitive edge will become less relevant, since Mexican government officials see NAFTA as a tool to create jobs, increase salaries and raise average family income. The real issue is whether Mexico can effectively compete in a larger market and stimulate economic growth. To this end, technological development is one of the most important factors. To compete in the global economy, Mexico must stimulate its latent research community. NAFTA can help accomplish this, but scientists, universities and industry must play their role

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Computer  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 8 )